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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: home
Date: Apr 23, 2005
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3 sec with strobe
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2005

Shot with red (lit from bottom) background to tone upper and lower extremities then discarded background and replaced with fill layer.

Now, this is a curved watch and no one would accept the normal lighting so I worked on face to eliminate the curve lighting which would have brought endless controversy. Typical burn and dodge and clone. Then employed image in layer with softlight.

Statistics
Place: 43 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.9174
Avg (commenters): 6.7714
Avg (participants): 5.9000
Avg (non-participants): 5.9296
Views since voting: 978
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 242
Comments: 38
Favorites: 0


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05/02/2005 04:42:37 AM
Well done, professionally photographed picture. I could see this on the pages of a stlish magazine.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2005 10:56:24 PM
This has such a pleasant, warm feel to it. The strong right-angle structure of the layout seems to contradict the "curved...contour" description in the text, but visually, the image and text make for a very strong graphic. (8)
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05/01/2005 10:40:11 AM
Very well done ad, but I think with that copy, you'd have wanted to show off that curve.
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04/30/2005 11:58:51 PM
Very strong and rich lighting on this picture. The gold effect of the watch is very stunning. I'm not very keen on the background colour tho; the monochrome effect seems to take lots away. Text is good if perharps a bit too intrusive for my taste, its colour is a good choice. I have a few hickups about the bracelet tho, there are wierd lighting spots (reflection?) which kind of take away from the nice leather effect. Very good selection of 'time' (that was my big mistake in this challenge) as it doesn't obstruct the name or important informations on the watch. Good work! 7
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04/30/2005 09:08:57 PM
Nice, I think a darker background would have set it off better, but thats just my 2c worth
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04/30/2005 07:32:04 PM
Gave you a 7 but wonder if the clock and text would form a stronger image if transposed ?
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04/30/2005 02:23:35 PM
Best watch image in this challenge. This looks ready to be printed in a magazine! Great lighting, background colors and the ad copy is excellent!
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04/30/2005 01:12:31 PM
The detail on the watch is very good and I like the choice of background color very much. the composition could be better as could the placement and font of the ad copy.
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04/30/2005 08:00:20 AM
the colors.
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04/30/2005 12:21:36 AM
Very nice colors and lighting. Works very well with the gold. good luck. 8
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04/29/2005 11:17:54 PM
Very slick. I think your text could have been snappier. "Superior craftsmanship and a curved body to fit natural body curves." Very nice. 9.
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04/29/2005 01:30:08 PM
Professional Looking
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04/29/2005 09:53:11 AM
great job, nice colors here
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04/29/2005 08:43:12 AM
Composition: 10 Left third and center third well done
Technical: 10 The colors and choice of background colors really brings out the contrast of the image.
Creativity: 10
Challenge: 10
Overall: 10 well done good luck
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04/29/2005 03:26:24 AM
Very nice background and positioning, well done! 8
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04/29/2005 01:32:19 AM
The font may be a little too bold for my taste, plus the colour makes the watch look "too yellow" instead of having a contrasting colour.
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04/29/2005 12:01:01 AM
Nicely laid out composition with a complimentary color for the background.
Only thing that isn't coming across well here is the style / size / spacing of the font. Not sure what may look better, just seems at odds with the watch. (6)
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04/28/2005 02:01:50 PM
Nice layout, but text font lets the ad down, imho. 6
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04/28/2005 01:06:27 PM
Nice watch. Good lighting. Would have been nice to photograph this watch at an angle to show the curve.
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04/28/2005 12:14:50 PM
very clear sharp and nice! lighting is excellent to me jus a bit strong on the right side but thats ok very good
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04/28/2005 10:38:14 AM
Good color choice for the watch that you were photographing. However more of the band for the watch should have been shown.
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04/28/2005 10:05:44 AM
Rich colors with the burgandy and gold. Nice detail in the watch. Good control of lighting and reflections. Well done.
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04/28/2005 08:27:10 AM
A very bold add. I'm not too keen on the choice of background colour (& text colour), but I understand why you used it. I'd like the watch to stand out a bit more. Technically I think the photo is excellent.
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04/28/2005 12:44:18 AM
Lovely texture but lighting a little flat I think
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04/26/2005 11:44:21 PM
Very crisp and fantastic comp. Text is wordy and vague and also seems tilted. but the font and color are perfect. Nice match on the background color. Overall a very good job.
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04/26/2005 08:24:05 PM
Excellent photo. Being a collector of vintage watches, I was attracted to this.
Well done. The only issue would be the choice of background color.
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04/26/2005 01:27:58 PM
wow. Very effective advert. The gold text is nicely done.
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04/26/2005 07:55:12 AM
There's something about the red band and background that is too overpowering. My first impression of the "ad" is red, not jewelry (watch).
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04/25/2005 10:01:07 PM
Love it. Really looks like a jewelry advertisement.
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04/25/2005 04:10:01 PM
I like the colors created here and the lighting is better than i've seen in some of the other photos. i like that is is not so dark. good job.
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04/25/2005 12:55:53 PM
very effective advertisement - weel thought out and executed.
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04/25/2005 11:23:29 AM
Love the colors. Background is right on. Nice color to the text and very well postioned. I gave it an 8.
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04/25/2005 07:08:17 AM
Nice image. not to my taste. Text does not feel "right": not enought of it to look like an advert, but too much to act as a byline. Font does not fit the style of watch - watch is a bit fussy, font is plain and simple.
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04/25/2005 05:06:24 AM
great framing, the text colour matches the watch colour which I like. well done
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04/25/2005 04:44:38 AM
very nice detail and colour well done with this (Nice watch)
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04/25/2005 02:14:03 AM
Ohhh I wish the text was not there!! Otherwize very well photographed watch.
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04/25/2005 02:00:28 AM
NICE match of font to gold...gj...10
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04/25/2005 12:29:07 AM
Great color choice red/yellow glow. Nice work.
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